Home Plan Detail

Lena's Cottage

By: Michael J. Eckhardt


Square Footage

Total living area: 1393'
Basement: 2338'
Main Level:1393'
Footprint: 40' 6" W x 42' 0" D


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Master suite location: Main Floor


Levels: 1
Parking: Garage
Number of car stalls: 2
Modifiable to:
Crawlspace, Pier, Slab
Lot type(s):
Modifiable to:
Modifiable to:
All others


  • Screened Porch
  • Fireplace
  • Mud Room
  • Optional Basement Plan
  • Large Porch


This simply crafted home has an inviting covered entry porch, and provides a basement level with additional bedrooms for those who may need more space. The entry porch features two sets of stairs leading to it and two entry doors. One door from the porch leads to the foyer, and a second door leads to the formal dining room.

The foyer leads to the stairs to the lower level. Just before the stairs you can turn right into a mudroom area that leads to the laundry room, the 2–car garage, and past a large coat closet to a mud porch that also provides direct access to the garage. If you turn to the left at the base of the stairs, you enter the hearth room and the other living areas of the house.

The hearth room of course features a large fireplace, along with a TV cabinet placed next to it. The ceiling in this room rises from 8' at the edges to 10' in the middle, and sliding doors at the end of the room lead to a screened porch that can also be accessed from the dining room. The kitchen is separated from the hearth room by a large island with an oven below it and a breakfast bar.

An opening next to the fireplace leads to a very short hall that accesses both the master bedroom and the master bath. Like the hearth room, the master bedroom also has a ceiling that rises to 10'.

The stairs lead down to a family room in the center of the lower level. It too has a fireplace side by side with a TV cabinet. It provides access to two bedrooms, and a full bath that they share. The bedrooms have window wells to bring in some natural light. There is also a good sized craft room on this level, and a mechanical room with plenty of storage space.

By the way, if you are confused by the fact that there are no chimneys for the two fireplaces, it is because they are both gas, side vented on the lower level and vented through the roof on the main level.

Floor Plans